Monday, April 2, 2012

Snow Mountain

March 14th

A heavy pack (was acting as mule) and atrocious weather on the first day and a half meant almost no birds or birding. The summit/descent day was wonderful - for weather, birds, and scenery.

Taiwan Rosefinch.
Lots of good high elevation species (Yuhina, Collared Bush-robin, White-whiskered Laughingthrush, Vinaceous (now Taiwan) Rosefinch, Yellow-bellied Bush-warbler, Striated Prinia etc).

Several Coal Tits were found just below the glacial cirque. Taiwan Bush Warbler were singing (not seen) in the forest just above the trailhead at Wuling Farm.

New Bird:

Coal Tit    Periparus ater    "Endemic subspecies (P. a. ptilosus)"